Sabah Masters Rd 2: What They Said – Asian Tour

Sabah Masters Rd 2: What They Said

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, November 22: Read what players have to say following the second round of the Sabah Masters on Friday.

Dongha Lee of Korea

Dongha Lee (Kor) – Second round 67 (-4), Total 135 (-7)

I putted really today, especially on my back nine which is the front nine of the course. Putting was key for me. I was able to drop some putts today and that was what made the difference, as compared to the first round yesterday.

I left myself with a lot of seven to 10 footers and I was able to make most of them today. I remember playing this course a few years ago. It’s nice to be back. The course is in a good shape.

Malcolm Kokocinski (Swe) – Second round 67 (-4), Total 136 (-6)

It was a good day. I am playing good for awhile now so it’s nice to be able to execute it well in the tournaments. I played very well, hitting the ball good, hitting a lot of greens, hitting a lot of fairways which is kind of boring golf but I gave myself chances and I was being more patient.

I have just been making some putts and it was rolling well. It’s just good all around. It was nice to finish strong. I played well all day, just missed some putts which got into my head a little bit but overall, it’s a nice feeling. I will try to be patient again for the weekend, let it go and see what happens. I’m looking forward to playing well so just keep doing my thing for sure.

I would say this course suits my game. It’s fun. I like Sabah too. Love the good atmosphere here. The people are really friendly like in the hotel too. I enjoy it here.

I was working on my swing before coming here. Actually, I have worked on my swing for quite a while. It looks good on video and feels good but I just haven’t been able to do it on a golf course so it’s been like a few big misses and some high numbers.

So I told myself this week to just let it go, no swing thoughts, just take it easy and focus on my tempo. Snow as well myself this week just to like, let it go you know no swing thoughts, which is easy just focus on my tempo and rhythm and make some putts.

Joohyung Kim of Korea

Joohyung Kim (Kor) – Second round 70 (-1), Total 137 (-5)

It was really hot. I definitely left a lot out there. But I was hanging in there, I made a lot of good pars. And I fought back on the back nine. I made two birdies to shoot under-par.  

I think the players in the afternoon session might play better but I am not in a bad position to strike for the weekend. I was hitting a lot of fairways and a lot of greens. Whenever I had the chances, I couldn’t make it.

I got a bit unlucky on the par-five seventh so I was frustrated going up the tee on eighth. I hit a bad shot there but I was fortunate for it to hit the rock and go into the bunker. It’s tough there but I just blasted it out and it went it. The chip was about 12 yards. That was probably the reason why I shot under-par today.


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